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Chemical microreactor and method thereof

United States Patent

7,993,534
August 9, 2011
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A method for forming a chemical microreactor includes forming at least one capillary microchannel in a substrate having at least one inlet and at least one outlet, integrating at least one heater into the chemical microreactor, interfacing the capillary microchannel with a liquid chemical reservoir at the inlet of the capillary microchannel, and interfacing the capillary microchannel with a porous membrane near the outlet of the capillary microchannel, the porous membrane being positioned beyond the outlet of the capillary microchannel, wherein the porous membrane has at least one catalyst material imbedded therein.
Morse; Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA), Jankowski; Alan (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 412,599
20090223925
March 27, 2009
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.